Vacancies for foreign professionals will be available on the new website jobs.workinfinland.fi. This is the first site to present a summary of vacancies in Finland that do not require Finnish. The site is also a concrete tool to support Finnish companies in recruiting international talents. Business Finland offers the service in cooperation with...
Work permit related news
Migri: If you are planning a holiday abroad, make sure to check that your residence permit card is valid. If you are waiting for a new residence permit card or if the Finnish Immigration Service is processing your residence permit application, you should wait until your card arrives before travelling.
If you are coming to Finland for seasonal work from a non-EU country, you will need a permit for seasonal work. Seasonal work refers to work in agriculture and tourism that is done at certain times of the year. For example ski resorts employ seasonal workers during the winter. The maximum length of seasonal work is nine months.
Finland's Ministry of the Interior says that work-based immigration applications have increased in popularity since 2017. The majority of applications for a residence permit for an employed person concerned manual labour (53% of applicants). The second highest number applied for a residence permit based on specialist tasks (14%).
A report by Yle's investigative journalism unit MOT has revealed how undocumented workers, that is those living and working in Finland without a residence permit, are being exploited by employers in a number of different industries.
The Finnish Immigration Service (Migri) announced on Thursday that a total of 139 construction workers from Uzbekistan have received deportation orders since the beginning of the year, over the workers' poorly-forged education credentials.
The right to work has not expired for any asylum seeker on 1 June 2019 simply because of the new law entering into force.
Migri: If you want to stay in Finland after you graduate, you have several different options. You will usually need a new residence permit for your stay.
Labour market test not applied as of 1 June to the extended permits of those already working in Finland
Labour market test, or the process of determining the availability of labour, will no longer apply to holders of a residence permit for an employed person who have worked in Finland for at least one year and who are transferring to another sector. The objective of this legislative amendment is to improve labour mobility.
International House Helsinki (IHH), offering services to international newcomers, will open its doors to new facilities on 3 April. Following the removal, IHH will offer more services. In the future, EU citizens can visit International House Helsinki to register their right of residence.